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Zoot Allures by Frank Zappa
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Zoot Allures by Frank Zappa
Released: Oct 1976
Label: Zappa Records
Perhaps foreseeing the back-to-basics ethos of punk, Zoot Allures is significantly streamlined. Relying heavily on atmosphere and mood, it lacks the complexity of both Roxy & Elsewhere and One Size Fits All (released in '74 and '75, respectively). This stuff is also way less funny. Spotlighting his searing fretwork and bass-croak, "The Torture Never Stops" might be the scariest tune Zappa ever committed to wax. More than a few of its creepy lines ("He stinks so bad his stones been chokin'/ weepin' greenish drops," for example) would feel at home in William Burroughs' Cities of The Red Night.
Justin Farrar
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